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(ACT of February 18th, 1793.) Sec. It. From and after the last day of May next, in order for the enrolment of any ship or vessel, she shall possess the same qualifications, and the same requisites, in all respects, shall be complied with, as are made necessary for registering ships or vessels, by the act, entitled " An act concerning the registering and recording of ships or vessels," and the same duties and authorities * are hereby given and imposed on all officers, respectively, in relation to such enrolments, and the same proceedings shall be had in similar cases, touching such enrolments; and the ships or vessels so enrolled, with the master, or owner or owners thereof, shall be subject to the same requisites, as are in those respects provided for vessels registered by virtue of the aforesaid act; the record of which enrolment shall be made, and an abstract or copy thereof granted, as nearly as may be, in the form following: " Enrolment in conformity to an act of the congress of the United States of America, intituled ' An act for enroling and licensing ships or vessels, to be employed in the coasting trade and fisheries, and for regulating the same' [inserting here the name of the person with his occupation and place of abode, by whom the oath or affirmation is to be made] having taken and subscribed the oath (or affirmation) required by this act, and having sworn (or affirmed) that he or she, and if more than one owner, adding the words ' together with,' and the name or names, occupation or occupations, place or places of abode, of the owner or owners) is, (or are) a citizen (or citizens) of the United States, and sole owner (or owners) of the ship or vessel, called the [inserting here her name] of [inserting here the name of the port, to which she may belong] whereof [inserting here the name of the master] is at present master, and is a citizen of the United States, and that the said ship or vessel was [inserting here when and where built] and [inserting here the name and office, if any, of the person is to be made,] having taken and subscribed the oath (or affirmation) required by this act, and having sworn (or affirmed) that he (or she, and, if more than one owner, adding the words ' together with,' and the name or names, occupation or occupations, place or places, of abode, of the owner or owners) is, (or are) a citizen (or citizens) of the United States, and sole owner (or owners) of the ship or vessel, called the [inserting here, her name] of [inserting here, the name of the port to which she may belong] whereof [inserting here, the name of the master] is at present master, and is a citizen of the United States, and that the said ship or vessel was [inserting here, when and where built] and [inserting here, the name and office, if any, of the person by whom she shall have been surveyed, or admeasured] having certified that the said ship or vessel has [inserting here, the number of decks] and [inserting here the numberof masts] and that her length is [inserting here, the number of feet] her breadth [inserting here, the number of feet] her depth [inserting here, the number of feet] and that she measures [inserting here, her number of tons] that she is [describing here, the particular kind of vessel, whether ship, brigan

(ACT of February l8th, 1793.) tine, snow, schooner, sloop, or whatever else, together with her built, and specifying whether she has any or no gallery or head] and the said [naming the owner, or the master, or other person acting in behalf of the owner or owners, by whom the certificate of admeasurement shall have been countersigned] having agreed to the description and admeasurement above specified, and sufficient security having been given, according to the said act, the said ship or vessel has been duly enroled, at the port of [naming the port where enroled.] Given under my hand and seal, at naminy the said port] this [inserting the particular day] day of naming the month] in the year [specifying the number of the year, in words at length "] See title SEAMEN, 12, ante p. 746.]

Sec. Iii. It shall and may be lawful for the collectors of the several districts, to enrol and license any ship or vessel that may be registered, upon such registry being given up, or to register any ship or vessel that may be enrolled, upon such enrolment and license being given up. And when any ship or vessel shall be in any other district than the one to which she belongs, the collector of such district, on the application of the master or commander thereof, and upon his taking an oath or affirmation, that, according to his best knowledge and belief, the property remains as expressed in the register or enrolment proposed to be given up, and upon his giving the bonds required for granting registers, shall make the exchanges aforesaid; but in every such case, the collector to whom the register, or enrolment and license, may be given up, shall transmit the same to the register of the treasury; and the register, or enrolment and license, granted in lieu thereof, shall, within ten days after the arrival of such ship or vessel within the district to which she belongs, be delivered to the collector of the said district, and be bv him cancelled. And if the said master or commander shall neglect to deliver the said register, or enrolment and license, within the time aforesaid, he shall forfeit one hundred dollars.

Sec. Iv. In order to the licensing of any ship or vessel for carrying on the coasting trade or fisheries, the husband, or managing owner, together with the master thereof, with one or more sureties, to the satisfaction of the collector granting the same, shall become bound to pay to the United States, if such ship or vessel be of the burthen of five tons and less than twenty tons, the sum of one hundred dollars; and if twenty tons and not exceeding thirty tons, the sum of two hundred dollars; and if above thirty tons and not exceeding sixty tons, the sum of five hundred dollars; and if above sixty tons, the sum of one thousand dollars, in case it shall appear, within two years from the date of the bond, that such ship or vessel has been employed in any trade, whereby the revenue of the United States has been defrauded during the time the license granted to such ship or vessel remained in force; and the master of such ship or vessel shall also swear or affirm, that he is a citizen of the United States, and that such license shall not be used for any

(ACT of February 18th, 1793.) Other vessel, or any other employment, than that for which it is specially granted, or in any trade or business whereby the revenue of the United States may be defrauded; and if such ship or vessel be less than twenty tons burthen, the husband or managing owner shall swear or affirm, that she is wholly the property of a citizen or citizens of the United States; whereupon it shall be the duty of the collector of the district, comprehending the port whereto such ship or vessel may belong, (the duty of six cents per ton being first paid) to grant a license, in the form following: " License for carrying on the [here insert, coasting trade, whale fishery or cod fishery, as the case may be.]

"In pursuance of an act of the congress of the LTnited States of America, entitled 'An act for enrolling and licensing ships or vessels to be employed in the coasting trade and fisheries, and for regulating the same," [inserting here, the name of the husband or managing owner, with his occupation and place of abode, and the name of the master, with the place of his abode] having given bond that the [insert here, the description of the vessel, whether ship, brigantine, snow, schooner, sloop, or whatever else she may be] called the [insert here, the vessel s name] whereof the said [naming the master] is master, burthen [insert here, the number of tons, in words] tons, as appears by her enrolment, dated at [naming the district, day, month, and year, in words at length [but, if she be less than twenty tons, insert, instead thereof ] proof being had of her admeasurement, shall not be employed in any trade, while this license shall continue in force, whereby the revenue of the United States shall be defrauded, and having also sworn (or affirmed) that this license shall not be used for any other vessel, or for any other employment, than is herein specified, license is hereby granted for the said [inserting here, the description of the vessel] called the [insert here, the vessel's name] to be employed in carrying on the [inserting here, coasting trade, whale fishery, or cod fishery, as the case may be] for one year from the date hereof, and no longer: Given und"r my hand and seal, at [naming the said district] this [inserting the particular day] day of [naming the month] in the year [specifying the number of the year, in words at length."]

Sec. V. No license granted to any ship or vessel, shall be considered in force any longer than such ship or vessel is owned, and of the description set forth in such license, or for carrying on any other business or employment, than that for which she is specially licensed; and if any ship or vessel be found with a forged or altered license, or making use of a license granted for any other ship or vessel, such ship or vessel, with her tackle, apparel, and the cargo found on board her, shall he forfeited.

Sec. Vi. After the last day of May next, every ship or vessel of twenty tons or upwards, (other than such as are registered) found trading between district and district, or between different places in the same district, or carrying on the fishery, without be

(ACT of February 18th, 1793.) ing enrolled and licensed, or, if less than twenty tons, and not less than five tons, without a license, in manner as is provided by this act, such ship or vessel, if laden with goods the growth or manufacture of the United States only, (distilled spirits only excepted) or in ballast, shall pay the same fees and tonnage in every port of the United States at which she may arrive, as ships or vessels ;not belonging to a citizen or citizens of the United States; and if she have on board any articles of foreign growth or manufacture, or distilled spirits, other than sea stores, the ship or vessel, together with her tacltle, apparel, and furniture, and the lading found on board, shall be forfeited: Provided, however, if such ship or vessel be at sea at the expiration of the time for which the license was given, and the master of such ship or vessel shall swear or affirm that such was the case, and shall, also, within forty-eight hours after his arrival, deliver to the collector of the district in which he shall first arrive the license which shall have expired, the forfeiture aforesaid shall not be incurred, nor shall the ship or vessel be liable to pay the fees and tonnage aforesaid.

Sec. Vii. The collector of each district shall progressively number the licenses by him granted, beginning anew at the commencement of each year, and shall make a record thereof, in a book to be by him kept for that purpose, and shall, once in three months, transmit, to the register of the treasury, copies of the licenses which shall have been so granted by him; and also, of such licenses shall have been given up or returned to him, respectively, in pursuance of this act. And where any ship or vessel shall be licensed or enrolled anew, or being licensed or enrolled, shall afterwards be registered, or being registered, shall afterwards be enrolled or licensed, she shall, in every such case, be enrolled, licensed, or registered, by her former name.

Sec. Viii. If any ship or vessel, enrolled or licensed as aforesaid, shall proceed on a foreign voyage, without first giving up her enrolment and license to the collector of the district comprehending the port from which she is about to proceed on such foreign voyage, and being duly registered by such collector, every such ship or vessel, together with her tackle, apparel, and furniture, and the goods, wares, and merchandise, so imported therein, shall be liable to seizure and forfeiture: Provided atwayt, if the port trom which such ship or vessel is about to proceed on such foreign voyage, be not within the district where such ship or vessel is enrolled, the collector of such district shall give to the master of such ship or vessel a certificate, specifying that the enrolment and license of such ship or vessel is received by him, and the time when it was so received; which certificate shall afterwards be delivered by the said master to the collector who may have granted such enrolment and license.

Sec Ix. The license granted to any ship or vessel, shall be given up to the collector of the district who may have granted the same, within three days after the expiration of the time for which

(ACT of February 10th, 1793.) it was granted, in case such ship or vessel be then within the district; or, if she be absent at that time, within three days from her first arrival within the district afterwards; or, if she be sold out of the district, within three days after the arrival of the master within any district, to the collector of such district, taking his certificate therefor; and if the master thereof shall neglect or refuse to deliver up the license, as aforesaid, he shall forfeit fifty dollars; but if such license shall have been previously given up to the collector of any other district, as authorised by this act, and a certificate thereof under the hand of such collector be produced by such master, or if such license be lost, or destroyed, or unintentionally mislaid, so that it cannot be found, and the master of such ship or vessel shall make and subscribe an oath or affirmation that such license is lost, destroyed, or unintentionally mislaid, as he verily believes, and that the same, if found, shall be delivered up, as is herein required, then the aforesaid penalty shall not be incurred. And if such license shall be lost, destroyed, or unintentionally mislaid, as aforesaid, before the expiration of the time for which it was granted, upon the like oath or affirmation being made and subscribed by the master of such ship or vessel, the said collector is hereby authorised and required, upon application being made therefor, to license such ship or vessel anew.

Sec. x. It shall and may be lawful for the owner or owners of any licensed ship or vessel, to return such license to the collector who granted the same, at any time within the year for which it was granted, who shall, thereupon, cancel the same, and shall license such vessel anew, upon the application of the owner or owners, and upon the conditions hereinbefore required being complied with; and in case the term for which the former license was granted shall not be expired, an abatement of the tonnage of six cents per ton shall be made, in the proportion of the time so unexpired.

Sec. Xi. Every licensed ship or vessel shall have her name, and the port to which she belongs, painted on her stern, in the manner as is provided for registered ships or vessels, and if any licensed ship or vessel be found without such painting, the owner or owners thereof shall pay twenty dollars.

Sec. Xii. When the master of any licensed ship or vessel, ferry boats excepted, shall be changed, the new master, or, in case of his absence, the owner, or one of the owners, thereof, shall report such change to the collector residing at the port where the same may happen, if there be one, otherwise, to the collector residing at any port where such ship or vessel may next arrive, who, upon the oath or affirmation of such new master, or in case of his absence, of the owner, or one of the owners, that he is a citizen of the United States, and that such ship or vessel shall not, while such license continues in force, be employed in any manner whereby the revenue of the United States may be defrauded, shall endorse such change on the license, with the name of the new master; and when any change shall happen, as aforesaid, and such

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